A little task for you today (if you're willing that is, no gun to the head yet.) I've recently started working on a particle explosion manager. In each of the Webby games ive never really being happy with the effects when you collected a blast fly (purple or red flies) since they always seemed a little plain and boring. But I never figured out a decent particle system to handle it.
Now however, I have a working one. So the question is, which of the particle explosions look better for each effect (Remember, purple is a smaller blast than red).
Take a look at the effects here
And let me know in the comments below.